What's on the playlist of YOUR lifetime?

Have you ever thought about what music you’d want at your funeral? What song or songs mean something to you, or say something about you. Nowadays people are choosing less traditional music when planning in advance for their Remembrance of A Lifetime. Whether it’s rock, country, classical or a variety of genres, selecting your playlist now will leave a personal stamp on your Final Celebration.

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When you consider the philosophy of hospice and funeral service, it is clear why the continuum of care provided by our professional staff is a "natural extension" of hospice care. Our compassionate staff and hospice caregivers work closely together in order to meet the total needs of families. With greater understanding of each others care, areas of expertise and resources, hospice workers and our Remembrance Planner professionals work together to plan a course which makes for a more natural transition of care at the time of death and in caring for the survivors in the months following the death. We're Not Just Funeral Directors, We're Experts at Helping Hearts Heal. LEARN MORE: 618-262-4411

Short-Cunningham FuneralHome

Celebrates 100thYear Anniversary

Of Unparalleled Service 


2016represents the 100th anniversary of one of the oldest continuousprominent businesses in Mt. Carmel-Short-CunninghamFuneral Homes.    

Theyjoin the elite group of companies that have withstood the test of time due totheir fair dealings, faithfulness to all people, delivering an exceptional caringand compassionate experience to grieving families, devotion to helping familieshonor their loved ones and a hardworking staff. It is through this dedication that their legacy has been built. 

ShortFuneral Home was established in 1916 by Roy D. Short.  Cunningham Funeral Home was established in1948 by Robert D., Sr and Mennidean Cunningham. The two funeral homes merged in 1972 and the firm was co-owned by JackieShort, Bill Stanfield and Robert Cunningham, Sr.  The firm incorporated in 1985 with ownersRobert D. Cunningham, Jr., Larry D. Hodgson and Craig Racster.  In December 2003, Larry and Karin Hodgsonbecame the sole owners of the business by purchasing the business from RobertD. and Mary Cunningham, Jr. Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes, PC owns and operates the two funeralhomes along with Highland Memorial Cemetery. 

Short-CunninghamFuneral Homes has grown into a full service facility, providing an array ofpersonalized funeral services, cremation, pre-need planning, memorials,American made merchandise (caskets and vaults), cemetery spaces, state of theart mausoleum, and, bronze,  marble andgranite monuments. 

Larry,Karin, their son and daughter-in-law, Geoff and Natalie, and loyal staff wouldlike to express our sincere appreciation to those families we have servedthroughout the century for placing their trust in the Short-Cunninghamfamily.  We look forward to continuing tomeet families’ needs and exceed their expectations for years to come.

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